Banknotes 1901-1945 (Series II)

The painter Oluf Wold-Torne was responsible for the artistic design of the notes in Series II, which were engraved by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd. in London. Initially, they were also printed in London on paper from Austria, but from 1907, all banknotes were printed in Norway on paper manufactured by Alvøens Papirfabrikk Ltd near Bergen.

Over the course of the long life of this banknote series (1901 to 1945), only minor changes were made to the grade of paper, the style of printing year dates and serial numbers and a few other details.

During the Second World War, a decision was made to withdraw and completely replace the mass of banknotes in circulation once the war was over. This replacement took effect on 9 September 1945, and as from the same date, all Series II notes ceased to be valid as legal tender.

5-krone note

Issued 1901-45. Number issued 203 200 000. Size: 127 x 72 mm.

5-krone note, obverse

Obverse: W.F.K. Christie, President of the Storting (Norwegian parliament).

5-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, a St. Olav's rose, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown.

10-krone note

Issued 1901-45. Number issued: 324 400 000. Size: 127 x 72 mm.

10-krone note, obverse

Obverse: W.F.K. Christie, President of the Storting at left, Admiral Tordenskiold at right.

10-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, a St. Olav's rose, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown.

50-krone note

Issued 1901-45. Number issued: 31 490 000. Size: 144 x 127 mm.

50-krone note, obverse

Obverse: W.F.K. Christie, President of the Storting.

50-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, the Eidsvoll Manor, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown and ringed by the arms of the diocesan towns (see the 1000-krone note in Series I).

100-krone note

Issued 1901-45. Number issued: 26 450 000. Size: 144 x 127 mm.

100-krone note, obverse

Obverse: W.F.K. Christie, President of the Storting at left, Admiral Tordenskiold at right.

100-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, Håkon Hall, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown and ringed by the arms of the diocesan towns (see the 1000-krone note in Series I).

500-krone note

Issued 1901-45. Number issued: 524 000. Size: 216 x 127 mm.

500-krone note, obverse

Obverse: W.F.K. Christie, President of the Storting.

500-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, Akershus Castle, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown and ringed by the arms of the diocesan towns (see the 1000-krone note in Series I).

1000-krone note

Issued 1901-45. Number issued: 978 000. Size: 216 x 127 mm.

1000-krone note, obverse

Obverse: W.F.K. Christie, President of the Storting at left, Admiral Tordenskiold at right.

1000-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, Nidaros Cathedral, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown and ringed by the arms of the diocesan towns (see the 1000-krone note in Series I).

Published 6 August 2015 13:08